On Saturday 24 March, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder performed Delius’s Sea Drift with the London Philharmonic Choir and baritone soloist Roderick Williams; Elgar’s Symphony No. 1; and the world première of The Discovery of Heaven by the Orchestra’s Composer in Residence Julian Anderson (conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth).
Reviewed by Andrew Clark, Financial Times:
‘The rest of the concert, conducted by Mark Elder, comprised Delius’s Sea Drift and Elgar’s First Symphony, the former distinguished by the excellent Roderick Williams in the baritone solo and by the exquisitely tuned London Philharmonic Choir.’
Reviewed by Christopher Gunning, Seen and Heard International:
‘[Sea Drift] emerged, beautiful as ever, in this sensitive performance, with Roderick Williams and Sir Mark Elder obviously loving every nuance. No less magical was the singing of the excellent London Philharmonic Choir.’
Earlier reviews here